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Major Achievements in Standard Setting of the IPPC Secretariat for 2017

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2018, 15:13

Remarkable achievements were obtained in standard setting within the IPPC Secretariat for 2017. This was enabled through the efforts of the Standard Setting Unit (SSU) with the support of the Integration and Support Team (IST) and the Implementation Facilitation Unit (IFU) as well as the assistance of the Task Force for Communication and Advocacy (TFCA) and the Task Force for Resource Mobilization (TFRM). Among many others, the major achievements are highlighted as follows:

The highest number of standards (22) were adopted by the CPM-12 (2017) or by the SC on behalf of the CPM in one year, this includes 5 ...

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Theme of 2016 Annual Meeting for the IPPC Secretariat: Team and Cultural Building

Posted on Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 10:09

The 2016 Annual meeting of the IPPC Secretariat was held on 22 January at the HQ-FAO in Rome, Italy. The main objectives of the meeting were to review the major achievements of the IPPC Secretariat for 2015, to plan the core activities for 2016, and to strengthen internal management. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary to the IPPC, with participation of all Secretariat staff. Team Leaders, Brent Larson, David Nowell and Orlando Sosa, made briefings for the respected teams, and Craig Fedchock, the IPPC Coordinator, delivered a report for the IPPC Secretariat. All staff actively shared ...

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IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa (2015)

Posted on Fri, 25 Sep 2015, 08:37

The 2015 IPPC Regional Workshop for the Near East and North Africa was held 14-17 September, in Amman, Jordan, and there were 40 participants from 14 contracting parties and West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Workshop was organized by the FAO Regional Office for the Near East (FAO-RNE), the Jordan Plant Protection Organization and the IPPC Secretariat; and it was funded by FAO-NRE as well as from the IPPC Trust Fund.

The Workshop was co-chaired by Ms Fida'a Ali Al-Rawabdeh, Head of the Jordan Plant Protection Organization, and Mr Saad Moussa, Head of the Egyptian Plant Protection Organization, with ...

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11 submissions received in answer to the 2015 Call for topics for the IPPC standard setting programme

Posted on Thu, 03 Sep 2015, 15:25

The 2015 Call for topics for the IPPC standard setting programme closed on 14 August 2015.

The IPPC Secretariat has received 11 submissions in answer to the call. All the submissions received have been posted at:

They will be presented to the Standards Committee (16-20 November 2015 meeting) for review.

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IPPC Regional Workshop for the Pacific (2015)

Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 10:11

The Workshop was organized by the Pacific Plant Protection Organization (PPPO) for 29-31 July 2015, with the participation of representatives from 19 National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) in that region. The Workshop was funded with assistance from the Pacific Horticultural and Market Access project (PHAMA), and financed by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Workshop was co-chaired by PPPO Secretary, Mr Josua Wainiqolo and PPPO Chairman, Mr Ngatoko Ngatoko with the support of the IPPC Secretariat representative, Mrs. Ana Peralta. The objectives of the Workshop were:

  1. to learn how to analyze draft International Standards for ...

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Standard setting procedure review meeting report has been posted!

Posted on Fri, 26 Jun 2015, 09:55

From 13 to 15 May a meeting was held on the Revision of the IPPC Standard setting procedure (SSP) at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. The meeting report has been posted and is available at

The group agreed that the revision was exclusively applicable to the current procedure as adopted by CPM-7 (2012). The group discussed the scope of the meeting and agreed that it would be to “adjust the procedure to ensure that it facilitates the development of technically sound standards through a transparent process that truly engages IPPC members”.

Possible modifications ...

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Service Level Agreement with FAO Translation service signed!

Posted on Tue, 02 Jun 2015, 12:31

Today, June 2nd 2015, Mr Brent Larson, Standard Setting Officer at the IPPC Secretariat and Mr Sergio Ferraro, Chief at the FAO Conference Programming and Documentation Service (CPAM) signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to plan translations of standards and specifications in 2015.

The purpose of this SLA is to allow CPAM to efficiently plan work and to deliver a timely and high-quality service for the translations of documents submitted by the IPPC standard setting team throughout the current year, with the aim to continuously improve quality and efficiency.

The IPPC and CPAM also appointed focal points to outline the ...

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Standard Setting side session during CPM-8 (detailed information)

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2013, 22:51

It was agreed that a meeting of cold treatments experts should be organized under the auspices of the Secretariat. This should involve the best experts in the world including experts from National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) some members of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) and the Technical Panel on pest free areas and system approaches for fruit flies (TPFF). This Expert Consultation on Cold Treatments (ECCT) is being planned to take place 4 to 6 December 2013. It is hoped the ECCT will provide a forum for discussion of issues related to the development and use of cold ...

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